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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Holy Spirit and Power by Janet Denton



DEAR PASTORS AND LEADERS,

IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THE LATEST CHRISTIAN LINGO ARE THE FOLLOWING; AUTHENTIC, REAL, UNITY, COMMUNITY, RELATIONSHIP, PASSIONATE ABOUT PEOPLE, GENUINE FAITH, PURPOSEFUL RELATIONSHIPS, PRACTICAL EVANGELISM, EXPERIENCE GOD, AND DISCOVER FAITH TO NAME A FEW.

THESE ARE ALL WELL AND GOOD, SOUND BECAUSE THEY (CHURCHES) SAY THEY WANT TO BE LIKE THE FIRST CHURCHES IN THE BOOK OF ACTS THAN WE MUST GO TO THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE BOOK OF ACTS AND START WHERE THEY STARTED,...."BUT YE SHALL RECEIVE POWER, AFTER THAT THE HOLY GHOST IS COME UPON YOU: AND YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME BOTH IN JERUSALEM, AND IN ALL JUDEA, AND IN SAMARIA, AND UNTO THE UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH."

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT JESUS SAID TO THE APOSTLES IS TO WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT AND POWER!

PRAYER CAME NEXT "WITH ONE ACCORD AND SUPPLICATION" WHAT WAS THE "ONE ACCORD" THEY WERE IN? THE POWER THAT JESUS SPOKE OF AND SUPPLICATION FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO COME. THE HOLY SPIRIT WOULD COME UPON THEM AND ENABLE THEM TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE.
BUT THERE HAS NOT BEEN ONE CHURCH OR FELLOWSHIP THAT I HAVE BEEN TO THAT HAS EVEN MENTIONED THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT LET ALONE THE ABILITY TO BE WITNESSES BOTH HERE AND FAR, WHY?

THE EYES ARE NOT ON JESUS, THE SEEKING OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, HIS PRESENCE AND THE POWER AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH THE EVIDENCE OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES!

INSTEAD IT IS UPON THE "FEEL GOOD," "I UNDERSTAND YOU PAIN" ATTITUDE (WELL MEANING) VICTIMS COMING TOGETHER TO BOND TOGETHER SO TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT THROUGH.
Janet Denton

THIS LATEST CHRISTIAN LINGO SOUNDS GOOD BUT WHERE IS THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HEAL, SET FREE AND LEARN TO LIVE FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH?

ALL THE "REAL," "AUTHENTIC," RELATIONSHIP BUILDING IS SOUNDS SWEET AND WELL MEANING BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO GET ANYONE HEALED, SET FREE AND CATAPULTED INTO THEIR "NEW NATURE" IN CHRIST. I PROMISE YOU, I HAVE SEEN THIS HAPPEN IN CHURCHES FROM THE NORTHWEST ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE TO LAS VEGAS, IT LOOKS GOOD, THE P&W IS LOUD, THE HUMOROUS STORIES GET A GIGGLE, THEY TAKE 10-15 MINUTES JUST TO CONVINCE THE FOLKS WHY THEY SHOULD GIVE, IT IS USUALLY CASUAL AND COMFORTABLE BUT WHERE IS THE "FIRE" OF THE HOLY GHOST?!

YES, MEETING IN SMALLER GROUPS IS GOING TO MORE PEOPLE TO BECOME MORE FAMILIAR WITH EACH OTHER, BUT WHERE IS THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT? "BORING!"

INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT AS SOON AS THEY WERE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT THEY BEGAN SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES (LANGUAGES) SO ALL COULD UNDERSTAND "THE WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOD."

YOU SEE IT WAS NOT ABOUT "RELATIONSHIP BUILDING" OR BEING "REAL," "AUTHENTIC," "GENUINE," "PURPOSEFUL," OR "EXPERIENCE" BUT IT WAS ABOUT "P R O C L A I M I N G !" THE WORKS OF GOD/JESUS THAT HAS SET US FREE FROM SIN, SICKNESS, DISEASE AND POVERTY WITH SIGNS AND WONDERS FOLLOWING.

SHORTLY THERE AFTER IT WAS COMMANDED TO THEM TO "REPENT" (CHANGE YOUR WAY OF THINKING AND BEING, SEPARATE YOURSELVES TO GOD), AND BE BAPTIZED EVERYONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST." 3,000 WERE ADDED TO THEIR NUMBERS IN ONE DAY! NO WONDER THE FIRST CHURCH GREW SO FAST, IT WAS ALIVE WITH POWER AND DEMONSTRATION, IT WAS FULL OF FIRE AND THE PRESENCE OF GOD!

DOES YOUR HEART ACHE FOR THIS TOO? MINE DOES AND NO SWEET, WELL INTENTIONED MEETINGS AND HOUSE GATHERINGS BENT ON RELATIONSHIPS IS GOING TO START THAT "FIRE" THAT THE WORLD NEEDS TODAY.

SEPARATE YOURSELVES UNTO GOD, SEEK THE HOLY SPIRIT UNTIL YOU ARE BURNING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE FOR JESUS!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH OF SWEET, WELL MEANING PROGRAMS, FEEDINGS AND CHURCH BUILDING BUT WHAT GOOD IS IT IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT "FIRE" OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Janet Denton

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